It is a figure representing Christ dead, with his head bowed to his right and fastened to the cross – which has not been preserved – by three nails. The loincloth is very simple, wrapped up in the middle. The head, totally fallen down onto his chest, appears parallel to his stretched out arms, the left one backward and the right one bent at the elbow and slightly lifted up. His body is facing forward and only his right leg shows a slight twist to the left, at the height of the knees. The right foot rests on the left one. The hands have their fingers stretched out. On his head there is the crown of thorns, made of silver.
The anatomical study is outstanding and finished in great detail, with muscles and ribs very marked on the left of the torso as a result of the twisting arm. There are neither signs of the injury caused by the lance into his side, nor other marks of suffering, according to the Counter-Reformation guidelines, suggesting that Christ should be represented without any signs of pain.